Definition of Kamala

1. n. The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East Indian tree (Mallotus Philippinensis) used for dyeing silk. It is violently emetic, and is used in the treatment of tapeworm.



Definition of Kamala

1. Proper noun. (given name female from=Sanskrit) used in India. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kamala

1. an Asian tree [n -S]

Medical Definition of Kamala

1. The red dusty hairs of the capsules of an East Indian tree (Mallotus Philippinensis) used for dyeing silk. It is violently emetic, and is used in the treatment of tapeworm. Alternative forms: kameela. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kamala

kaluretic
kalyptra
kalyptras
kam
kamaaina
kamaainas
kamaboko
kamabokos
kamacite
kamacites
kamado
kamados
kamagraphy
kamaishilite
kamaitachi
kamala (current term)
kamalas
kamals
kamancha
kamancheh
kamanchehs
kamas
kambaldaite
kamchatkite
kame
kamees
kameeses
kameez
kameezes
kamela

Literary usage of Kamala

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1. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Fl├╝ckiger, Daniel Hanbury (1879)
"... known by the Bengali name of kamala. These glands are not confined to the capsule, but are scattered over other parts of the plant, especially among the ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1868)
"kamala is the name of the small glands which densely cover the ... The kamala glands are always accompanied by a tolerable amount of characteristic, ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1859)
"From the time when this last article was written. kamala has been largely employed at the Great Northern Hospital, and "the results have been apparently ..."

4. The Microanalysis of Powdered Vegetable Drugs by Albert Schneider (1921)
"kamala consists of glandular and aggregate trichomes. ... Adulteration very easily detected microscopically because the kamala elements are very ..."

5. The Half-yearly Abstract of the Medical Sciences: Being a Digest of British edited by William Harcourt Ranking, Charles Bland Radcliffe, William Dommett Stone (1858)
"kamala has little smell or taste ; it is insoluble in cold and nearly so in boiling water ... Ordered tincture of kamala, two drachms and a half ; water, ..."

6. Select Extra-tropical Plants Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1880)
"The Hindoo silk-dyers use it for an orange colour, obtained by boiling the kamala with carbonate of soda. Mangifera indica, Linne". South Asia. ..."

7. An Introduction to Pharmacognosy by Smith Ely Jelliffe (1904)
"kamala. kamala consists of the glands and hairs that cover the fruit of ... Examined under the microscope, kamala will be seen to consist of glands and ..."

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